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  • 08/21/19 VIA FACEBOOK

    Independent engine maker Cummins Inc. supplied a leading 35.8% of the diesel engines used in the first half of 2019, amid an expanding market, WardsAuto.com reported, based on data that differed from the prior year.

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  • 08/12/19 VIA FACEBOOK

    Bosch (translation): Tests therefore far exceeded, which once again confirm the position of our company: today as today, the internal combustion car (and especially the Diesel) is the best solution to reduce Co2 and NOx on our roads. If all the Euro 4 ante vehicles were replaced with the new Diesel, the relative CO2 emissions would be reduced by 67%, those of NOx by 90% and those of particulate even by 96%.

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  • 08/04/19 VIA FACEBOOK

    In an editorial, the Dallas Morning News, checked in with the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) about their recent purchase of seven new electric buses at about a million bucks a pop. Here’s what they found… Between seven buses recharging 34 times every weekday, the city spends about $1,000 per day on power for the electric buses. Given all these costs, a simple net present value calculation shows that they will spend nearly half a million more for a single electric bus over the course of its lifetime — or, the cost of a new diesel bus. The notion that electric buses cut fuel costs and emissions doesn't hold up, either. Since the new electric models did not replace any old ones, the purchase did not reduce emissions.

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  • 08/01/19 VIA FACEBOOK

    Fleet managers are encouraged to "grow their own" diesel technicians as it is believed that the need for technicians will grow over the next decade to both replace retiring baby boomers and fill new demand. #jobsofthefuture #dieseltech

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    06/14/19 VIA FACEBOOK

    Dozens of programs in California fund everything from electric passenger vehicle rebates to testing all-electric port trucks. Over the years, various sources of funding from cap-and-trade revenue, bonds and vehicle registration fees have generated almost $2 billion for these programs. The sums available are considerable. The transparency, accounting and eligibility are not.

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  • 06/10/19 VIA FACEBOOK

    Is there a role for ultra low emission diesel? The policy on air quality is technology agnostic. It is to promote lower-emission vehicles, not specifically EVs, as the latest diesel passenger cars fall into this low-emission category.

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  • 06/10/19 VIA FACEBOOK

    “From the moment the engine is started to its idle, acceleration, and highway cruising, the 3.0L Duramax performance will change perceptions of what a diesel engine can offer in refinement. With advanced technologies that draw on global diesel expertise, it’s a no-compromise choice for those who want the capability and driving range of a diesel in a light-duty truck.”

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  • 05/24/19 VIA FACEBOOK

    The modern diesel engine hasn’t been a significant source of particulate matter for years. Today the NOX challenge is technically resolved. At the same time, diesel vehicles still have a clear carbon dioxide advantage over comparable gasoline-driven vehicles. “The diesel engine is part of the solution,” Dieter Zetsche, the outgoing chief executive officer of Daimler said. “That is why we assume it will continue to play an important role in Europe for at least another decade — maybe even longer in the commercial vehicles area.

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  • 11/30/17 VIA FACEBOOK

    A coffee-powered car? Not quite. A new sort of biodiesel that involves a certain amount of coffee oil.

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  • 11/15/17 VIA FACEBOOK

    If you order something online or if you bought that gift at a store for the holidays, chances are a diesel brought it. Diesel trucks, trains, boats and barges move 90 percent of the nation’s goods – more than 18 million tons of freight each day.

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  • 07/18/17 VIA FACEBOOK

    Volvo Construction Equipment North America says its diesel electric hybrid LX1 prototype loader achieved up to 50 percent fuel efficiency improvement over a comparison machine, well exceeding the 35 percent goal it set for the project. “With the LX1, we’re bringing Star Wars technology to construction equipment. You have the response of the Tesla and the fuel economy of the Prius.”

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  • 07/18/17 VIA FACEBOOK

    While combined EPA ratings haven't been published, Chevy projects the Equinox Diesel to hit 32 mpg in the city and up to 40 mpg on the highway. Opting for all-wheel drive will cost 1 mpg on the city rating up 3 mpg on the highway rating, the carmaker said. The final ratings could still make the front-wheel-drive Equinox Diesel the most fuel-efficient compact crossover on sale.

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  • 07/18/17 VIA FACEBOOK

    What does 1 in 3 trucks have? Find out in Diesel Direct. http://iz3.me/Ra3ZH71

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  • 07/17/17 VIA FACEBOOK

    Despite their higher fuel costs and initial costs, diesel engines have kept a steady following and are actually rising in numbers notably in cars and SUVs. Diesel passenger vehicles also continued to outnumber hybrid cars and trucks in every state except California, Massachusetts and the District of Columbia.

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  • 07/17/17 VIA FACEBOOK

    The diesel was winning on all the fuel metrics. There may be no better car for the highway commuter concerned about fuel economy than the 2017 Chevy Cruze diesel. While the Cruze with the six-speed manual gets 52 mpg on the highway, better than any nonhybrid or plug-in, our model with the smart, smooth-shifting nine-speed transmission gets an EPA-estimated 47 mpg highway. Gas prices will rise, and the Cruze diesel will look even better.

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  • 07/13/17 VIA FACEBOOK

    Almost 3 million heavy-duty diesel commercial vehicles introduced in the U.S. from 2011 through 2016 are now on the road powered by the latest generation clean diesel engines, and these trucks have delivered important benefits in the form of cleaner air, fewer CO2 emissions and dramatic fuel savings. Over a 5 year period, the newest generation commercial vehicles have saved 4.2B gallons of diesel fuel, and reduced 43M tonnes of CO2, 21M tonnes of NOx and 1.2M tonnes of particulate matter,

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  • 07/13/17 VIA FACEBOOK

    With worldwide concern about lowering carbon footprints, how can environmentally savvy crew reconcile making a living on a vessel powered by fossil fuel that pumps its exhaust directly into the water? The answer is clean diesel.

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  • 07/12/17 VIA FACEBOOK

    The U.S. added more than 280,00 new clean diesel passenger vehicles across the country last year. The 2016 increase in diesel registrations was due to the expanding popularity and increasing number of choices in the light-duty pickup market. Solid performances from both new and existing SUV and luxury sedans continue to demonstrate the utility of diesel engines in these segments.

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  • 07/12/17 VIA FACEBOOK

    Diesel power, on-road and off.

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  • 07/12/17 VIA FACEBOOK

    Mayors and municipal leaders representing cities across America are finding that immediate and positive steps can be taken to reduce carbon footprints and lower emissions by modernizing their fleets. Investments in clean diesel technology is a cost effective investment strategy. The recent settlement with VW may prove essential to reduce emissions sooner than anticipated as $2.9 billion will be available to help municipalities purchase new vehicles and equipment and clean diesel will deliver the most benefit for the dollar.

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  • 07/11/17 VIA FACEBOOK

    Thanks to Heavy Duty Trucking magazine for highlighting the huge strides the U.S. has made in emissions and GHG reductions for heavy-duty vehicles. Consider that heavy-duty diesel truck emissions in the U.S. have been regulated by EPA since 1987. Since 2010, new commercial trucks are near zero emissions and today about 30% of all commercial trucks in the fleet have that generation of technology in use on the road. Today in Southern California more fine particles come from brake dust and tire wear than from heavy-duty Class 8 trucks.

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  • 07/11/17 VIA FACEBOOK

    Diesel Direct this week: find out how clean diesel technology helps city leaders take action on climate change. http://iz3.me/RX3ZH71

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  • 07/07/17 VIA FACEBOOK

    DTF's Executive Director Allen Schaeffer responds to the Forbes article... Thank you Neil for bringing a badly needed perspective to the Volvo announcement. I must chuckle however at the “panic to electrify” comment. What is needed is getting more newer technology on the road faster. Schmidt is spot on. Think of it this way - Volvo has the same market share in the U.S. (about 3%) as diesel engine options from all other OEMS in pickup trucks, cars and SUVs.

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  • 07/06/17 VIA FACEBOOK

    With nearly 79 million passengers traveling through its location each year, it’s imperative that daily operations at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) remain uninterrupted, even under extraordinary circumstances. The LAX engineering team needed to select a power generation design and manufacturer who could match its unique operation’s needs. Cummins Pacific was able to provide LAX with a power system designed for performance, dependability, state of the art emissions technology and mobility to enable the systems to be easily dispatched throughout the 640-acre airport as needed. Cummins Pacific provided LAX with a pair of 2 MW QSK60 diesel generator sets that meet South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) emissions specifications, the most stringent requirements in the nation.

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  • 07/05/17 VIA FACEBOOK

    General Motors is looking to add a diesel engine option to the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 pickup truck. The automaker, which offers Duramax diesel options for the midsize Colorado pickup and the heavy-duty 2500 and 3500 Silverados, doesn’t sell the regular 1500 with the engine. Yet...

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  • 07/03/17 VIA FACEBOOK

    This week in Diesel Direct find out how energy independence sparks economic stimulus. http://iz3.me/kW3ZH71

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  • 07/03/17 VIA FACEBOOK

    As more clean diesel fuel reaches overseas markets, demand for U.S. manufactured clean diesel engines and the vehicles and equipment they power can expand. Expanding production of clean diesel fuel and the manufacture of clean diesel technology will be a boost to communities across the country.

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  • 06/29/17 VIA FACEBOOK

    More than just gasoline is made from a barrel of crude oil. A standard 42 gallon barrel of crude oil produces 20 gallons of gasoline and 11 gallons of diesel fuel, according to the Energy Information Agency. While those 20 gallons of gasoline are used almost exclusively to power automobiles, diesel fuel has a wide variety of uses that are essential to our economy. In fact, diesel fuel is the 2nd most used liquid fuel and its uses power one out of every two sectors of the economy.

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  • 06/28/17 VIA FACEBOOK

    In the latest edition of their customer magazine, New Roads, Chevrolet works to "demystify" diesel with a breakdown of the power and fuel efficiency of the diesel engines across the brand including the Chevy Cruze, the upcoming Chevy Equinox and of course the Duramax turbo-diesel in the Chevy Colorado and the Chevy Silverado.

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  • 06/28/17 VIA FACEBOOK

    The U.S. is an energy powerhouse. New found energy reserves have launched the U.S. to the top of the list of energy producing countries and these new found reserves are helping keep energy costs low for American business and drivers. The U.S. has been exporting finished energy products and ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel consistently tops the list.

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  • 06/27/17 VIA FACEBOOK

    This level of increase in registrations of new diesel cars, SUVs and light pickup trucks in the U.S. in 2016 is impressive particularly when you consider there were 25 percent fewer choices in the market compared to 2015. It demonstrates the American consumer’s confidence in clean diesel vehicles and what they have to offer – the combination of a proven technology with high fuel efficiency, great driving range and no sacrifices in vehicle capabilities or performance.

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  • 06/27/17 VIA FACEBOOK

    What keeps these tug boats tugging along? Find out this week in Diesel Direct. http://iz3.me/gV3ZH71

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  • 06/27/17 VIA FACEBOOK

    When it comes to reducing emissions, on a dollar for dollar basis, nothing beats clean diesel including clean diesel school buses. For a fixed investment, such as the $75 million Ohio is set to receive through the VW settlement, more emissions can be reduced by investing in the clean diesel option that other technologies. Clean diesel technology, including those that power new and newer school buses, result in near-zero emissions. When replacing older school buses deployed with older technologies, more emissions can be reduced by putting into service many more near-zero emissions clean diesel options than other more expensive technologies. Ohio communities should weigh the benefits of more clean diesel buses replacing much older school buses with the cost of replacing just a few all electric buses while keeping more older technology buses in service.

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  • 06/23/17 VIA FACEBOOK

    "It would be truly tragic for our environment and our mobility if those developments were delayed because of the negative impact a mishandled, misinformed diesel debate had on our industry."

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  • 06/22/17 VIA FACEBOOK

    What makes this near-$30,000 Chevy Cruze special is its engine. A 1.6-liter turbo-diesel 4-cylinder, it employs common-rail fuel injection for quietness and improved performance, a variable-nozzle turbocharger for a broader torque curve, and both an electronic throttle valve and a cooled exhaust gas recirculation system so that General Motors doesn’t run afoul of emissions regulations. Equipped with a 16:1 compression ratio and boasting B20 bio-diesel compatibility, the Cruze Diesel is churning 137 horsepower at 3,750 rpm and 240 lb.-ft. of torque starting at 2,000 rpm. What this means is that this car doesn’t need to be revved hard to access its power, and that it makes just as much torque as a typical V6 engine. Since torque is what you sense when you accelerate, the Cruze Diesel feels anything but slow.

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  • 02/13/17 VIA FACEBOOK

    A prominent lobbying group believes environmental remediation funds from Volkswagen diesel settlements should be spent on new "clean" diesel vehicles.

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  • 02/13/17 VIA FACEBOOK

    When Chevrolet unveiled the 2017 Cruze Diesel, it hoped the car would achieve a 50-mpg EPA highway rating. Well, it did, and then some.

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  • 02/10/17 VIA FACEBOOK

    Clean diesel technology is the best choice for mitigating NOx emissions in the U.S. with the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust.

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  • 02/09/17 VIA FACEBOOK

    Keeping in mind this settlement money is coming from a corporation and not the taxpayers, there will be no shortage of ideas from state regulators on how to spend these funds.

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  • 02/09/17 VIA FACEBOOK

    As the country braces for six more weeks of winter, emergency diesel equipment and generators can keep our nation functioning.

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  • 02/08/17 VIA FACEBOOK

    Upgrading the oldest engines in very large applications to the latest clean diesel technology can generate enormous clean air benefits.

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  • 02/07/17 VIA FACEBOOK

    OPINION | Volkswagen's "Dieselgate" aside, there's no simple fix for diesel car emissions.

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  • 02/07/17 VIA FACEBOOK

    This week in Diesel Direct find out how clean diesel technology generates 96,000 pounds of #cleanair. http://iz3.me/jA3ZH71

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  • 02/07/17 VIA FACEBOOK

    This week in Diesel Direct find out how clean diesel technology generates 96,000 pounds of #cleanair. http://iz3.me/jA3ZH71

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  • 02/07/17 VIA FACEBOOK

    The Nissan NV Cargo X offroad van is a one-off project vehicle based on the Nissan NV2500HD commercial van.

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  • 02/07/17 VIA FACEBOOK

    The Nissan NV Cargo X offroad van is a one-off project vehicle based on the Nissan NV2500HD commercial van.

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  • 02/03/17 VIA FACEBOOK

    It may not be as insidious as VW’s Dieselgate, but FCA should have known better when it comes to the EPA

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  • 02/03/17 VIA FACEBOOK

    It may not be as insidious as VW’s Dieselgate, but FCA should have known better when it comes to the EPA

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  • 02/02/17 VIA FACEBOOK

    BMW has brought diesel models back to the product mix, but their longterm future depends more on Europe than on U.S. emissions. Read more at Car and Driver.

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  • 02/02/17 VIA FACEBOOK

    BMW has brought diesel models back to the product mix, but their longterm future depends more on Europe than on U.S. emissions. Read more at Car and Driver.

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